Brooklyn Daily Eagle 8 Oct 1891, p1 - gravesend delegate dem conv. helps elect James P Graham as candidate for 12th District

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 - - James S. firataiim Is the esadiUalo an the...
- James S. firataiim Is the esadiUalo an the TiveHlh Blsjsrlcl. Assemblyman Mortimer C. Earl has been sot aside for a man who. it is Bupposod, will make a better showinc on election day in tho Twelfth assembly district. Why Mr. Earl was discarded is a Question whioh will bo considered by a ma jority of voters in tho district. That he was not nominated was a surprise to many loyal men oi the party. The cSiveution that set asido Mr. Earl was set for 3 o'cleck yoatorday afternoon at Glander's hall, Canarsio Village. Long betore that hour ward and town leaders and their heelers benan to arrivo and discuss the situation. One delegate, who was praising Earl for tho work he bad done in tho legislature, was mot with this remark from a railroad man: If wo don't got Jimmy Graham we'll show you fellows what we'll do." This very man had in former yoars been i shontor for Earl on aocount of the letter's attach. ments to labor organizations. The thing, how - evor, had beon out and dried and James P. Gra ham got tho nomination. It waa 3:30 o'olock when Colonel i'cnwn Kock - well called the convention to ordor. In a few but well put remarks he stated the object of the convention and asked the further pleasure of the dologates. It had been previously arrangod that George P. Eiseman of tho Twenty - fifth ward and William J. Campbell of the Twonty - aixth ward were to bo named for permanent chairman and secretary, but by some mistako Campboll was named for president and elected. Eisman would not servo as secretary and W. G. Morrissoy of New Utrecht was ohason in his place. After Colonel Itookwoll had administered tho oath to the permanent offloors tho roll was called and tho following dolegalea answered to their names Twenty - fifth ward George P. Eiseman.Charlea Doherty, George iiocoy. Twenty - sixth ward Thomas E. Ponnell, James T? Atr!n - t:nn. William J. Cnoinhfdt. Flatbush I'. McK. Gloasou, John urieraan, na - ward Sweenoy. DIatlands Uoorgo rtonqricitson, Slichael Lornoy, Peter L. Bullwlnkle. Now TTt.i - e.rht.W G. Morriunnv. Martin H. White, Theodore Liefe. Gravesend James Sharkey, W. V. 13. Bennett, John J. Lowe. Nominations boing In order, Jame P. Ander son of the Twonty - aixth ward arono and aaid; I wish fcn nlaoe in nomination the name of Mor timer Earl. After his record during the last year in tho intereats of tho district he rspreseut - ed, his loyalty to tho party and bis earnest work in favor of all labor organizations, lie should be f,iMvnWv - ..nnsidprofl Iiy nvfll - v member of this convention. Ho has always boen a consistent and faithful representative Hia record in the legislature speaks for itself and need not be repeated oj me. Thomas E. Poarsall soconded the nomination. Then W. G. Morrissoy named James P. Gra ham. Tho nomination was aecondod by James Sharkey of Gravesend, who aaid: When I camo hero to - day I was opposed to both I D r:,...(,... .,,! ttni - tinmi - H Ull L fynm tho n dsn r:m(im T have rflet - ivod from Mr, Graham, I have changed my mind, and I now second his nomination. A formal ballot was then taken. Tho delegates from tho Twenty - fifth ward aud tho four county towns votod for Graham, whilo tho Twonty - sixtii ward stood by Earl. Then Jamea F. Anderson tnovod to mako the nomination unanimous, and the motion was car ried.

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